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Russian-owned Lukoil will pay tax in Bulgaria - but with conditions

Russian-owned Lukoil will pay tax in Bulgaria - but with conditions

Lukoil's future in Bulgaria is uncertain, however, Bulgaria's oil dependence on Russia cannot be escaped easily


The Top 100 Bulgarian companies: Extreme growth

The Top 100 Bulgarian companies: Extreme growth

Capital Weekly’s 2022 ranking of the 100 largest companies in Bulgaria shows that giants’ earnings soared by 38% in 2021, with firms from the energy, fuels, grains and metals sectors at the helm



The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

The week: The land of the wanna-bes, illegal migration makes a bloody comeback, an ex-mayor goes to prison and a singer squats

Dreams and realities, fences and guns, boxers and singers



The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

The week: Weapons promises, foreign agents and budget in the red

Guns for Ukraine - it’s official, sort of; Still no government in sight, a nuclear reactor is shut off


Bulgaria’s green transition can be accelerated by the energy crisis in Europe

Bulgaria’s green transition can be accelerated by the energy crisis in Europe

The net zero goals of bulgarian companies were the focal point of the Net Zero Economy Forum



The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The week: Fear not the political feuds, even when they tell you to on the TV

The optimist theory for the economy, Parliament is stuck, President is happy, and the Dutch don’t like us


A step away from Russia’s energy grip, Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector finally launches

A step away from Russia’s energy grip, Bulgaria-Greece gas interconnector finally launches

On the 1 October the long-awaited gas connection started functioning, meaning that Bulgaria has physical access to alternative gas supplies for the first time


The German wpd is launching a project for a 75 MW wind farm near Balchik

The German wpd is launching a project for a 75 MW wind farm near Balchik

The investment will be the first of its kind for over a decade since the last wind park was erected in the country


The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

The week: From Ruse to Sofia, or why elections might not be all that important

Another election looms, Lukoil and Nexo lurch to fresh crisis and Ruse has some things going for it





Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it



KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector


Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria